Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 54

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 54

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03037
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 54
Historic Street Address: 132 S 10th Street
Historic Street Address: 219 S. 6th Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Image showing the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, built in 1845 by architect John Notman, in the Italianate Revival style.  The Athenaeum was founded in 1814, to collect books, documents, journals, charts, etc., of historic American arts and knowledge, and to make them available to the public.  After outgrowing several locations, it moved into the building shown here in 1847.  Lithograph by Thomas Sinclair, from a drawing on stone by Peter A. Nicholson, for an unidentified publication, 19 x 14 cm, 1847.

Item 2, bottom:  Jefferson Medical College was chartered in 1824, and located originally at 513 Locust Street.  The college moved in 1828 to a new location at the SW corner of 10th & Sansom Streets, to accomodate the rapidly growing number of students.  This image shows the Ely Building after a new Greek Revival facade (designed by architect Napoleon LeBrun) was added in 1845.  Although this building was demolished between 1898-1907, the Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Medical College occupies the same location.  Reproduction of a photograph by Frederick Gutekunst, for an unidentified publication, 15.5 x 13 cm, undated (between 1845-1881).

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.150988
Geocode Latitude:39.946881

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Peter A. Nicolson - Artist
Thomas Sinclair - Lithographer
Frederick Gutekunst - Photographer
John Notman - Architect
Napoleon LeBrun - Architect